Hit and run case: Charges to be framed against Salman Khan today
Mumbai court to frame charges against Salman Khan
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 05:21:08 GMT
Charges are likely to be framed against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Mumbai Sessions Court on Wednesday in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
The 47-year-old superstar had appeared personally in the court last week along with his sisters Alvira and Arpita. But the hearing was deferred by the court till July 24, which is today.
The hit-and-run case dates back to September 28, 2002 when Salman Khan’s Landcruiser, allegedly driven by the actor himself, ran over people sleeping on the pavement outside a Bandra bakery. One person died and four were injured in the accident.
The actor was previously tried for a lesser charge of rash and negligent driving, but the prosecution demanded that the superstar be tried for the stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Last month, a Mumbai court had upheld that the actor would be tried for harsher charge.
Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code. If convicted, he could face imprisonment of up to 10 years.
The prosecution alleges that Salman was drunk and driving at a very high speed.